2019 Cox Plate historical form analysis

October 26, 2019 | By More
2019 Cox Plate
Drama and theatre is all part of the WS Cox Plate experience

The 2019 Cox Plate is the first of the post-Winx era. The great mare was successful in the past 4 years (2015-2018) putting the race out of reach for the best of the best.

The Cox Plate winner is the champion of champions for that season.

No other race encapsulates what it is to be the greatest racehorse in Australia for that particular year.

A glance at the list of champions on the honour board is veritable walk through the history of Australian racing.

Phar Lap, Tulloch, Kingston Town, Octagonal, Sunline, Northerly to name just a few.

What horse racing tragic didn’t grow up with a picture of one of these horses posted on the bedroom wall.

Part of the unique experience of the Cox Plate is of course, that peculiar but endearing Moonee Valley racetrack. A small, cambered racecourse with an unusually short home straight.

From a betting perspective, apparently more favourites win at Moonee Valley than any other metropolitan racetrack in Victoria.

Horses can win on the pace or from well back.

Kingston Town can’t win,” declared Bill Collins in 1982 as the champion was lost in a hopeless position.

We can only hope for another war, like the ageless battle between Bonecrusher and Our Waverley Star, or the desperate fight in the home straight between Northerly, Sunline and Viscount.

Cox Plate historical form analysis

This year however, the Cox Plate is a competitive contest with excellent international form, interwoven between the traditional Australian lead-ups.

From a historical perspective, the two main lead-up races are the Caulfield Stakes and the Turnbull Stakes. The top four finishers in each race are key. There are no other precedents except that winners are usually under $12.00 starting price.

Only a couple of runners follow this criteria; Avilius and Cape Of Good Hope.

This year’s Cox Plate is unique for the four high class internationals, and all four are capable of winning. 

Our main bet is Cape Of Good Hope $13.00.

The Japanese mare Lys Gracieux brings in a new form line. She is all class and must be our back-up bet $3.70.

Avilius, Kluger, Danceteria, Magic Wand and the 3YO Castelvecchio are all included in the exotics.

I recommend to take a few trifectas, as there is plenty of value there today. We have some proven trifecta strategies for you to follow.

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Enjoy 2019 Cox Plate day 

The WS Cox Plate is one of the world’s greatest races. Make sure you take the time to enjoy the theatre and appreciate how lucky we are to witness this great event each year.

Check out Australia’s most successful free horse racing tips which are posted for Cox Plate day.

We wish you all the best with your investments, and hope for much success!

By Voyager, a Village member since 2007. 

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